Shipping prohibition does not apply to the Dommel river anymore. The ban has been revoked now the water level has dropped in the regional river.
According to the Waterboard the Dommel is safe to sail again. However, the organization is critical of the quality of the water. Because of the heavy rainfall, a lot of water of flooded meadows ended in the Dommel. As a result, pesticides and manure is spilled into the river. The water board recommends avoiding contact with the water and especially no swimming in the Dommel river.
The past few days the Dommel region was significantly flooded. At various spots the river burst its banks. Little rain is expected for the next few days. Thus, the water level in the Dommel will decrease.
Translation: Maryanne Staal